director M.A. Littler
duration 90 minutes
producer David Meves
production Slowboat Films Phone: (+49) 69-264 94 166 www.slowboatfilms.com email@example.com
cinematography Fadil Polisi, Philip Koepsel, Sinead Gallagher, M.A. Littler
sound David Meves
editor Alexander Schnell
Phone: (+49) 69-264 94 166
?THE DEAD BROTHERS ? Death Is Not The End?, is the intimate portrait of three musicians that couldn?t be any more different.
Alain Croubalian, son of an Armenian Immigrant and a Swiss nurse,
Pierre Omer, son of an Indian Historian and a Genevan mother, as well as Delaney Davidson, a New Zealand native Troubadour and world traveller are the core of one of the most idiosyncratic and unique bands of our time ? THE DEAD BROTHERS.
This film however is not merely a music documentary; it?s rather an exploration of their individual personalities and how their unique biographies have shaped their music.
Alain Croubalian explains what impact the Armenian genocide and the resulting Diaspora had on his family and ultimately on his personal development. He also describes how his life as an immigrant in N. American resulted in his die hard nonconformist stance.
Pierre Omer offers a melancholic and at times ironic insight into his creative process and his personal battle between irony and tragedy.
Delaney Davidson openly discusses his own mortality and which role humour plays in dealing with it.
The bands? music reflects their Babylonian biographies;
Blues meets Chanson, Gypsy Swing meets Vaudeville and Brecht & Weil go for a drink with Hank Williams somewhere in St. Pauli, New York or Marseille.
The bands? provocative yet cheerful performances have meanwhile achieved world wide cult status.
The film shows the band not only on stage at large clubs but also joins them at spontaneous street concerts and jam sessions.
To wrap it all up, we?d like to say we believe to have made a paradoxal film, a balancing act between melancholy and exuberance, as well as existential questions and black slapstick humour.
1979: Born in Frankfurt, Germany.
1980 - 1999 several mid- and long-term stays in N. America and Southern Africa.
1985 - 1997: Education.
1999: Mandatory service, followed by honourable discharge.
2000- 2002: Film school in Vancouver, Canada.
2002: Move to Berlin and beginning of "SLOWBOAT FILMS".
2003: Move to Frankfurt, Germany.
2005: Full time dedication to ?SLOWBOAT FILMS?.
director Ken Loach
screenplay Paul Laverty
duration 127 minutes
production SIXTEEN FILMS 187 Wardour Street W1F 8ZB London England Fon: +44 207 439 41 96 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sixteenfilms.co.uk
cinematography Barry Ackroyd
editor Jonathan Morris
music Georg Fanton
Fon: +33 (0)1 53 46 66 66
"The wind that Shakes the Barley", winner of the Palme d' Or of this year's Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of Damien, whose young career as a doctor turns into the fervid and impeteous life of a revolutionist. He joins the allies of his brother Teddy who start campaigning against the British Crown after the Irish Easter Rising and the globally ignored independence of Ireland. Being armed but nevertheless defenceless, numerous but nevertheless too few, passionate but nevertheless vulnerable, they force their only chance - the guerilla war against a world power - right into the inferno. But the weapons that hit their targets yesterday, will be exhausted by the next day. The questionable peace treaty with the British disrupts not only the resistance movement, but also breaks up the brothers Damien and Teddy. Far too late they understand that their adversary has quickly realized how to benefit from the individual interests of the insurrectionists. Radical confrontation vanishes into inner and outer disruption; Damien and Teddy find themselves opposed to each other as deadly enemies in the following civil war. Only Damien's love for Sinead seems to have lost nothing of it's purity. Ken Loach created a visually exceeding movie full of emotional intensity. Aesthetically located between poetic transfiguration and realistic severity he presents human tragedies resulting from resistance and overthrow in a time where revolt and independence appear to be impossible.
Born on June 17th, 1936 in Nuneaton (UK).
1965 : Up the Junction (Tv)
1966 : Cathy Come Home (Tv)
1968 : Poor Cow
1970 : Kes
1972 : Family Life
1974/76 : Days of Hope
1978 : Black Jack
1980 : Looks and Smiles
1985 : Fatherland
1990 : Hidden Agenda
1991 : Riff-Raff
1993 : Raining Stones
1994 : Ladybird Ladybird
1995 : Land and Freedom
1996 : Carla's Song
1998 : My Name is Joe
2000 : Bread & Roses
2001 : The Navigators
2002 : SWEET SIXTEEN
2002 : 11'09'01 (CM/S)
2003 : AE FOND KISS (JUST A KISS)
2004 : TICKETS
director Birgit M?ller
screenplay Ruth Rehmet, Ilja Haller, Milena Baisch, Birgit M?ller, Elke Sudmann
duration 85 minutes
producer Susann Schimk, J?rg Trentmann
production "credoverleih GbR/ Zauberland J?rg Trentmann Schiffbauerdamm 13 10117 Berlin fon: +49 30 257 624 0 fax: +49 30 2570624 22 email@example.com www.credofilm.de"
cinematography Kolja Raschke
sound Juri von Krause
editor Piet Schmelz
music Christian Conrad
"credoverleih GbR/ Zauberland
fon: +49 30 257 624 0
fax: +49 30 2570624 22
Right before Christmas the once successful model VALERIE ends up in Berlin. She still has a room in the exclusive Hotel Hyatt, but actually the 29 years old girl is completely broke and without any prospects. She covers the gravity of her situation in front of friends and collegues. When Valerie has to leave her hotel room, she doesn?t even have enough money to pay the fee for the parking lot. From that point on, she spends the nights in her car and lives like a stowaway in the world of the rich and beautiful.
The idea was inspired by an article on an american phanomena, the so called ?shadow women?. Beautiful women between glamourous catwalks, parties and champaign. But then also without a home, sleeping in their cars or even in the parcs. The film is about the high and the low, the opposition between outside and inside, between shine and truth and what happens to a soul under this condition. Valerie swings between the different worlds. The story takes place on four days at christmas time. A tale about modern homelessness, about beauty and honesty.
Born 1972 in Osnabr?ck, Germany. Since 1994 works as materialassistant and cameraassistant. 1994-96 studies at the staatliche Fachschule f?r Optik und Film (SFOF) in Berlin. 2003 feature film-jury membership at Sehs?chte Babelsberg. Since 1997 studies at German Film- and Television Academy (dffb) camera and director. Since 2003 director for TV and cinema among other things Pall Mall, Twix, FCB, Musicload, Huyndai, Monster, T-Com
"? 8 - Shortfilm by Catharina Deus, 16mm, 2000
Fl?gge - Kleines Fernsehspiel ZDF, by Elke Hauck, 16mm, 82min., 2001
Der Freund der Friseuse - Shortfilm by Catharina Deus, S-16mm, 2001
Risking my Soul - Musicvideo for the group Deadline, 2002
Gombas, Slogans - 2x Kino-Socialspots, Director: Albert Heiser, 2002
Liebe Wurst Europa - Coproduction SFB ?DFFB, DV-Cam, 30 min, 2002 Director: Volkmar Umlauft
F?r immer f?r dich - Debut im Dritten, SWR/ARTE, by Lih Jannowitz, S-16mm, 2002
Marina - Shortfilm by Tereza Curzio, S-16mm, 2003
Die Boxerin (about a girl) - credofilm / ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Director: Catharina Deus, 105 min, 2005
Souvenir from Berlin - Shortfilm, Talentcampus Berlinale 2005"
director Chris Marker
duration 58 minutes
media Beta SP
language Englisch synchonisiert
producer Laurence Braunberger
production "Les Films du Jeudi 3 rue Hautefeuille 75006 Paris Frankreich"
cinematography Chris Marker
sound Michel Krasna
editor Chris Marker
music Michel Krasna
"Les Films du Jeudi
3 rue Hautefeuille
Little time after the shock of September 2001, appear on the roofs of Paris, Cats. By a simple and perfectly controlled graphic, which slices on the sometimes muddled by tags virtuosity, they post a broad smile. Thus somebody, during the night is likely to break the neck to make float a message of benevolence on this city which needs some so much. It is while following the track of the Smiling Cats that this film was built, active of surprised in surprise.
"Chris Marker, born in 1921
Filmmaker, part-time photographer, computer geek, traveller, catlover
La Jet?e (1962)
A Grin without a Cat (1977)
Sans Soleil (1982)
The Last Bolshevik (1993)
One day in the life of Andrey Arsenevich (1999)
The Case of the Grinning Cat (2004)"
director Kim Massee
screenplay Chlo? Mar?ais, Kim Massee,
duration 100 minutes
producer Artworx films
production Artworx films 25, rue Lucien Sampaix 75010 PARIS Frankreich Fon: +33 1 53 72 43 55 Mobil : +33 6 62 86 30 64 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artworxfilms.com
cinematography Marc Romani
sound Nicolas Ni?ment, Julien Blasco
editor Amandine Clisson
music Laurent Petitgand
25, rue Lucien Sampaix
Fon: +33 1 53 72 43 55
Mobil : +33 6 62 86 30 64
Paris, La Chapelle. Pablo, 11 years old, indifferently endures the loose relationship to his mother. When she abandons him for the hundredth time he decides to look for his Spanish father. So he enganges Louis, poker player on the run, to whom he feels a mysterious connection. But his father is nothing but a delusion...
as director - producer
2003 ? 50/50 ?
Com?die musicale 18min DV num.
Production ARTWORX, la DDPJJ de Nancy et I.D. Jeunes
2002 ? VIRAGE ?
Fiction 20 min, DV num.
Production ARTWORX, la DDPJJ de Nancy et I.D. Jeunes
2001 ?The Streets are Hungry Baby?
Fiction 16 min, DV num.
2000 ? LE PROBL?ME DE LA NUDITE ?
Fiction 10 min, 35 mm
Production : ARTWORX - Les Films du Garage ? Le Festival Cine-F?te Contis
Avec : Noelie Giraud, Gilles Gaston Dreyfus, Stephane Roger
2000 ? LES MOTS DE L?AMOUR ?
Remake de Court-M?trage de Fiction de Vincent Ravalec 10 min DV num.
2000 ? Le MASSEUR ?
Remake de Court-M?trage de Fiction de Vincent Ravalec 10 min DV num.
2000 CR?ATION D?ARTWORX
Association pour favoriser et promouvoir la formation professionnelle, les rencontres et les
collaborations sur des projets audio-visuels et multim?dia.
1993 ? HAPPY NEW YEAR ? (R?alisation et Production)
Fiction 40 min, Super 16. Sc?nario Kim Massee
Avec : Laurent Petitgand, Katia Medici, Clothilde de Bayser, Jean-Claude Adelin, Carole Jacobson,
1990-92 Pr?paration de ? WESTERN LOVE DRIVE ?
Long-M?trage 35mm Scope. Ecriture, Casting, Montage financier pour le long M?trage Western Love
Drive. Une Coproduction Films du Dauphin (LUC BESSON), Road Movies (WIM WENDERS) et
Sattelite Prod. Film suspendu.
199O THE THERESA STERN STORY (PRODUCTION)
Kim Massee Production. NY. USA. Un film de Richard Hell. 26min, 16mm
Avec : Richard Hell, Kate Walk, Will Patton
1990 ? BOUQUET D?AMOR ?
Production Molly Bradford. N.Y. USA. 36min, 16mm
Avec : Melora Griffis, Michael Massee, Lucius Wyatt, Sean Bohary, Iris Hoffman
Selectionn? : Festival de Nouveau Cinema (Montr?al), Berlin Film Festival (rfa), Anthology of Film
Archives (NYC) Prix du meilleur R?alisateur 1991 Festival de Montecatini (Italie). Achet? en 1991 par
Les Films du Dauphin (Luc Besson).
director Rodrigo Moreno
screenplay Rodrigo Moreno
duration 93 minutes
producer Hern?n Musaluppi, Natacha Cervi, Luis Sartor
production Rizoma Films
cinematography B?rbara ?lvarez
sound Catriel Vildosola
editor Nicol?s Goldbart
music Juan Federico Jusid
The Match Factory
Fon: +49 89 231 101 27
Fax: +49 89 231 101 30
As el custodio, it?s Ruben?s duty to keep the Minister of Planning under constant surveillance.
If the Minister gets out of the car, Ruben gets out of the car. If the Minister turns left, Ruben turns left. If the Minister goes to the country club with his family for the weekend, Ruben must follow along. If the Minister decides to rest and have a nap, Ruben must keep watch over the sleeping man.
Although Ruben must always be present, he must also go completely unnoticed. A shadow, Ruben witnesses everything from the sidelines, as if life was passing by some meters away from him. Yet, despite his insider?s view, he never understands clearly what?s going on, what?s being talked about, nor where the characters come from or go to. Single Ruben is hardly even a protagonist of his own life.
A lonely life, involving a mentally unstable sister and a ditzy niece, the sale of illegal arms and cheap prostitutes. Plus the monotonous routine of being a bodyguard and the occasional humiliation from the Minister or his family? Some jobs result in almost replacing a life for another. Such pressure can ultimately explode. This is Ruben?s inevitable outcome.
EL CUSTODIO is Rodrigo Moreno?s first feature film. His original screenplay won the 2005 Sundance/NHK Award for Best Latin American Script.
Moreno collaborated as writer and director with Ulises Rosell and Andr?s Tambornino on the 2002 feature EL DESCANSO (Sweet Repose), an offbeat comedy which won Best Film at Canada?s Images du Monde Festival. Moreno also wrote and directed COMPA?EROS, the last segment of the 1998 episodic feature MALA EPOCA (Bad Times). Moreno had previously made several short films, his first being 1993?s NOSOTROS, which won Best Film at the Bilbao Festival (Spain), and which was also screened in the Berlin Festival Forum.
Moreno was born in Buenos Aires in 1972. He graduated from the directing program of the Argentinian capital?s Universidad del Cine, where he has been teaching screenwriting and directing since 1996.
director Stefan Mueller
screenplay Stefan Mueller
duration 7 minutes
media Beta SP
language no dialogue
producer Stefan Mueller
production BASEMENTPICTURES Walderdorffstrasse 1 D-65604 Elz email@example.com Tel. +49 163-3939576
cinematography Stefan Mueller
editor Stefan Mueller
"Mr. Schwartz, Mr. Hazen & Mr. Horlocker" is an animated short-film about different inhabitants of an appartment-house. Because of someone claiming too much noise a policeman is called and everything turns into chaos. Technic: hand-drawn animation & 3D
1974 born in Limburg/ Germany ? 1994 Abitur ? 1994 apprenticeship as a sign-painter ? 1997 University of applied Sciences Wiesbaden ? 2002-2004 Universidad Complutense Madrid
director Pan Nalin
screenplay Pan Nalin
duration 120 minutes
producer Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen, Karl Baumgartner
production Pandora Film Produktion Ebertplatz 21 50668 K?ln Deutschland Fon: +49-(0)221-97 33 20 Fax: +49-(0)221-97 33 29 www.pandorafilm.de
Milind Soman, Myl?ne Jampanoi, Naseeruddin Shah, ERI, Jampa Kalsang, Anil Yadav
cinematography Michal Englert
sound Michael Dominowski (sound designer), Robert J?ger (re-recording mixer), Josef P?rzchen (original sound)
editor Sylvie Gadmer
music Cyril Morin
VALLEY OF FlOWERS is a Himalayan legend of a love struggling against the inevitability of death, an astonishing tale spanning from the early 19th century mountain existence, to hectic, bustling modern day Tokyo.
Kinofilme als Autor & Regisseur:
2006: VALLEY OF FLOWERS
(Dreh Sommer 2004)
SATORI (Sudden Enlightenment)
(in development, geplanter Dreh 2007)
35mm/CinemaScope/Dolby Digital/OV Ladakhi/138minutes
Dokumentarfilme als Autor & Regisseur:
2003: MYSTIC REVELATION of RASTAFARAI
(in research & development)
2000/1: AYURVEDA: ART OF BEING
1999: AMAZING WORLD: INDIA
1997: DEVADASI: THE SACRED COURTISANE
1995: THE NAGAS
Kurzfilme als Autor & Regisseur:
1995: EIFFEL TOWER TRILOGY: Height, Weight & Gravity
director Vlad Nikolic
screenplay Vlad Nikolic
duration 93 minutes
producer Jim Stark
cinematography Vladimir Subotic
editor Vladan Nikolic
music standing in lines, Sxip Shirey
484 7th Street #2
Brooklyn, NY 11215
In this stylish, atmospheric thriller, a hit man who learned his deadly craft in the Balkan wars, his beautiful former lover, and her police officer boyfriend all cross paths in lower Manhattan. The looping, nonlinear narrative structure and crisscrossing fates of its colorful characters may remind many of Pulp Fiction, but instead of recycling the hipster argot and rap rhythm of that influential L.A. story of more than a decade ago, love gives us a wintry, present-day New York City that is very much a cosmopolitan metropolis, a city of immigrant hustlers and their Old World accents-the Yugoslavian hit man, the German doctor, the French coquette, and the Neapolitan crook, and many others. love is all the more stimulating because of the elegant simplicity with which it was made; aside from its thriller plot, the spare visual composition and beautifully lit scenes are alone more than reason enough to see this picture. From its memorable scenes, which include a killing in a park to the Mexican stand-off inside a church to the dimly lighted nightclub, where an emcee in drag promises the jaded patrons 'music you've never heard before,' this stylish crime tale makes the New York scene glow with color-drenched beauty, menace, and mystery.
(2005, Tribeca Film Festival)
Vladan Nikolic is an award winning filmmaker from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, who moved to New York City in 1992. Before coming to New York Mr. Nikolic worked as a director for the first independent TV network in Yugoslavia. Mr. Nikolic has worked as writer, director and editor on shorts, feature films, documentaries, commercials and music videos. His awards include the TV Sarajevo Award and Zeta Film Award for Best Screenplay (1987), Eastman Kodak Award for his short film Serendipity (1992), Telluride Indiefest Best Film Award for his feature Burn (2001), and others. His first narrative feature film Burn prompted Amy Taubin of the Village Voice to write that Vladan Nikolic proves himself a director to watch with this intense, nightmare thriller about Yugoslavian refugees in New York.
His second feature, LOVE (2005) premiered at the Tribeca and Venice film festivals to critical acclaim. It went on to win awards at film festivals in Geneva, Switzerland, Barcelona, Spain, and the Best Director Award at the Tiburon International Film Festival, California (2006). Mr. Nikolic also teaches Film Directing, Production and Digital Filmmaking at The New School University, and at New York University.
director Alexa Oona Schulz
screenplay Alexa Oona Schulz
duration 93 minutes
media Digibeta PAL
producer Alexa Oona Schulz
production "blue moon film Alexa Oona Schulz Schustehrusstr. 45 10585 Berlin tel: +49.(0) 30. 240 48 791 www.blue-moon-film.com"
cinematography Dirk Heuer
sound Ingo Aurich
editor Jenny Allmendinger
music Robert F. Trucios
"United we stand. ? Divided we fall. The battle cry at American Football. The battle cry of a world about unconditional team spirit and victory. About honour and respect. And about standing one's ground. In American Football applies an old and traditional value system that is popluar again today.
American Footbal is the number one sport in the USA: But there is also a surprisingly high amount of Germans going totally crazy about the wrangling on grass. The documentary ?Weekend Warriors? accompanies four amateurs of the First Division team of the ?Berlin Adler? in their fight for the most important title in Germany ? the GERMAN BOWL. The camera is everywhere: on the football field and in the cubicles, at home on the sofa and in the office, in cheering and in tears. And follows the question: Why do the Germans actually play American Football?"
"Alexa Oona Schulz is director and scriptwriter. ?Weekend Warriors? is her first full-length documentary. Further documentaries she did are films for the TV stations arte and Vox. She has written scripts for the German TV station ZDF: Her short films were shown at festivals and repertory cinemas all over the world and were awarded several prizes.
Alexa Oona Schulz studied directing at the film school CECC in Barcelona and at the Tisch School of the Arts. A further study visit to Cuba at the EICTV was promoted by a scholarship of the Carl Duisburg Gesellschaft. After longer stays abroad in Spain an the USA, Alexa Oona Schulz now lives in Berlin."